Comic 48 - Cuteness attracts insects and crows, among other things

17th Sep 2012, 4:22 AM in Emea's problem
Cuteness attracts insects and crows, among other things
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The Spun Off Artist 17th Sep 2012, 4:22 AM edit delete
The Spun Off Artist
This page was inspired by a comment from reader Chibidrow on DeviantArt who complimented me a while ago on how naturally my female faeries looked. "No Tinkerbell-perfect faeries here!" she said. Of course, that made me think of putting one in, because the Disney Tinkerbell is cute, funny, and "perfect" only in the sense that her body type is that of a 1950s glamour model. Surely there had to be one of those in the village? At this point, I don't have a major role for this character, or even a name, but she's introduced in this page just so I can keep her in reserve for later.

Since drawing this, I've read J.M Barrie's original description of Tinkerbell from Peter Pan, which states that she wore a low-cut skeleton leaf dress and that she "tended slightly towards embonpoint", meaning she was chubby. This means that we already had two Tinkerbell-perfect faeries in the comic to start with, and also that the French artist Loisel's interpretation of Tinkerbell is a better match for the original character than the Disney version.

For this page, I hand-drew the word balloons and drew in the musical notes. Then I decided to do the actual lettering by hand as well, because my laptop was far away at the time, and besides, I need to spend more time away from screens. Not that there isn't a lot more stuff "fixed" digitally on this page than you'd expect, but it is easily the most traditional comic I've done in years, and I enjoyed doing it that way.

Oh, and she needs a name. Anyone?
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Comments:

t 17th Sep 2012, 4:42 AM edit delete reply
I laughed at Kermit's cameo

Summer is a good name (and an even better name if she's blonde)
Atomic 17th Sep 2012, 5:19 AM edit delete reply
Myrtle, as in the forest plant/flower.
Gallstone 17th Sep 2012, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
I vote... "Dazimay". Because for some reason, I keep thinking the name 'Daisie May' when looking at her, except that sound very faerie-ish. ^^;
CyberSkull 17th Sep 2012, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
CyberSkull
"Bob".

I watched a lot of Black Adder over the last few weeks.
Hogan 17th Sep 2012, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
Hogan
A Disney Faerie with a Snowwhite syndrome going... yep, you are covered now :)
I'll stick with knowing her as "Orchid"
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